Origami Chopstick Wrapper: Swan Instructions in 11 Easy Steps

Origami Chopstick Wrapper: Swan Instructions in 11 Easy Steps

Publish-date: Aug 09 2017 Update-date: Apr 09 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

While making your epicurean travels through the metropolitan hubs and back roads of Japan, you are likely to find yourself with a pair of bamboo chopsticks in hand. Whether dining in upscale eateries or hole-in-the-wall ramen shops, we invite you to add a dash of charm when dining out with chopstick wrapper origami. Keep reading below to learn how to make a graceful swan or try your hand at the grandeur of Mount Fuji or a whimsical boat.

How to Make an Origami Chopstick Wrapper Swan

Note: If the chopstick wrapper has color printed only on one side, begin folding with the white side facing you.

Step 1

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Fold the chopstick wrapper in half lengthwise. Unfold.

Step 2

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Using the crease from Step 1 as a reference, fold both sides down so that the top edge of the chopstick wrapper meets in the center.

Step 3

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Fold the left and right sides in toward the center from the top point. The creases made in Step 2 should meet in the center.

Step 4

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Fold down the top point using the triangle on the backside as a reference. Unfold.

Step 5

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Using the crease from Step 4 as a reference, fold three creases in the bottom half to create four equally divided sections.

Step 6

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Fold four more creases to divide each of the four sections created in Step 5 in half.

Step 7

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Using the creases made in Steps 5 and 6, collapse the bottom half of the chopstick wrapper so that it looks like an accordion (or a paper fan).

Step 8

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Fold the model in half so that the accordion creases touch.

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Step 8 completed.

Step 9

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Lock the accordion creases made in Step 7 by overlapping one crease over the other.

Step 10

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Form the head by folding the top point down. (This is an outside reverse fold.)

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Step 10 completed.

Step 11

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Adjust the body by carefully fanning the accordion creases. (Be sure to not unlock Step 9.)

Your Chopstick Wrapper Origami Swan is Complete

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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Aug 09 2017 Update-date: Apr 09 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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